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Council and Norfolk Police join forces to support for Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

The Tenancy Services Team at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, working in partnership with the Operational Partnership Team at Norfolk Police, have joined a national campaign to raise awareness of the support we provide residents who experience anti-social behaviour, helping keep people within the borough safe.

Running from July 18 to July 22, ASB Awareness Week 2022 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and work with local agencies including the Council and Norfolk Police to support early resolution if incidents occur.  

Organised by Resolve, the UK's leading anti-social behaviour and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events across the UK involving Councils, police, registered providers, charities, community groups and sports clubs.

A series of 32 events are planned across the borough ranging from pop up events, foot patrols, estate walk abouts and street surgeries. The Tenancy Services Team are asking residents to come along and share their views on their area; develop an understanding of how we work with other local agencies and organisations and to listen to suggestions on how we can improve our estates. Details will also be provided on what's not considered anti-social behaviour and how we can support residents to resolve low level neighbour disputes or life-style clashes.

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (56%) believe that 'more needs to be done' to tackle anti-social behaviour in their community. However, after they witnessed or experienced anti-social behaviour, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone.

The Tenancy Services Team are urging their tenants not to suffer in silence if they experience anti-social behaviour. Incidents can be reported to the Tenancy Services Team through the Council's website at How do I report anti-social behaviour? - Great Yarmouth Borough Council (, by email at, by phone on 01493 846825/846839 or to the Police if people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.

Cllr Emma Flaxman-Taylor, chairperson of the Housing and Neighbourhood Committee, said: "To support the well-being of our communities, the council takes a strong stance against anti-social behaviour, where possible through informal actions and by offering support to help people improve their behaviour.

"However, where this isn't possible, we frequently work in partnership with the police and the courts to protect residents whose lives can be negatively impacted by the behaviour of others. The Council are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour in our communities when it arises."

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve added: "Anti-social behaviour is not low-level crime. It can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

"It is important that the challenge of anti-social behaviour continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.  

"We are delighted that Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk Police are supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around anti-social behaviour."

Norfolk Police chief inspector for Great Yarmouth, Matt Dyson said: "Anti-social behaviour is something many of us will be witness to or victim of in our lifetimes, and it can make life truly miserable for those who experience it. We are happy to support this national week of action and will be working with our partners to provide opportunities for people to speak to us about anti-social behaviour in their area, so that we can work together as a community to tackle it."

For more information about ASB Awareness Week visit  

Pop up events scheduled for the week include:

Monday, 18 July

  • 12pm-1pm - Martham Co-op
  • 12pm-2pm - Da Volls court, Conway Road and Priory Street Gorleston
  • 3pm-6pm - Middlegate, Great Yarmouth - Community event

Tuesday, 19 July

  • 10am-12pm - Tesco Belton
  • 10am-12pm - Magnolia Green, Gorleston
  • 10am-12pm - Cobholm Community Centre, St Luke's Terrace
  • 2pm - Gapton Hall - Cancer Research shop

Wednesday, 20 July

  • 11am-1pm - Great Yarmouth Market Place,  near to Sports Direct
  • 11am-12pm - Abyssinia Road, Blackfriars Estate
  • 12pm-1pm - King George V Playing Field, Allendale Road, Caister
  • 1pm-3pm - Steam House CafĂ©, High Street, Gorleston

Thursday, 21 July

  • 10am-11am - Morrisons, Bradwell
  • 11am-1pm - St Peter's Road, Great Yarmouth
  • 11am-12pm - Regent Road, Great Yarmouth

Friday, 22 July

  • 10am-11am - Bradwell Post Office
  • 10.30am-11.30am - Herries Close, Great Yarmouth
  • 11am-1pm - St George Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth
  • 12pm-1pm - Kingfisher Close, Bradwell
  • 1pm-3pm - Market Gates shopping centre
  • 12pm - Horatio Court, Southtown Road
  • 2pm-3pm - Magdalen Square, Gorleston

Saturday, 23 July

  • 11am-1pm - Barkis Road, Great Yarmouth
  • 12pm-3pm - Gorleston Library
Last modified on 06 September 2023

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